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Re: .git/hooks/commit-msg

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: .git/hooks/commit-msg
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:54:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:25:36 -0800 Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote: 

PE> Ted Zlatanov wrote:
>> mawk 1.3.3 Nov 1996, Copyright (C) Michael D. Brennan

PE> Yeowch.  Talk about software archaeology.  Please install 'gawk'; it
PE> may be slower than mawk, but it's much better about compatibility,
PE> supports UTF-8, etc., etc.

This is the default on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS.  You have to deal with these
issues if you want to write a generic script.

PE> To help forestall future problems like this I installed the attached
PE> patch into the emacs-24 branch; it should get merged into the master
PE> branch eventually.

Is Perl so bad?  People are much less likely to have a 1996 version of it.


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